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E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media
16 MARCH, 2012 by Maria Popova “Sponsorship in the press is an invitation to corruption and abuse.” In 1923, a prominent journalist bemoaned the death of the editor and the rise of the…
Published: March 16, 2012
Length: 6 minutes (1605 words)
Rude Boys
H ot Sauce Committee Part Two , out May 3, is, according to the Beastie Boys, a return to their fundamental smartassery after 2004 s uncharacteristically serious To the 5 Boroughs, which was, in…
Author: Amos Barshad
Published: April 24, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (816 words)
Break All the Way Down
The mother of my boyfriend’s youngest child called in the middle of the night. He was asleep, the heat from his body wrapping around us. I stared at the dark shadows of the ceiling fan lazily…
Length: 24 minutes (6184 words)
As We May Think: A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science
“There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record.” Tim O’Reilly recently admonished that…
Author: Maria Popova
Published: Oct. 11, 2012
Length: 9 minutes (2386 words)
Reading List: 21 Outstanding Stories from Women’s Magazines and Websites
Are women’s magazines avoiding “serious journalism”? Guess it all depends on who’s deciding what’s serious. The New Republic asks that question in a new article,…
Author: longreads
Length: 1 minutes (379 words)
Help Us Reach 5,000 Members
Announcing the Longreads Member Drive: Help Us Reach 5,000 Members My name is Mark Armstrong, and four and a half years ago, I created Longreads. What started as an afternoon project has now grown…
Length: 1 minutes (374 words)
Kelly Link Is Beloved, But Still Underrated: A Primer on My Favorite Living Short Story Writer
There’s that urge in adolescence when you feel like you discovered something, maybe a song, a book, or a painting, that resonates so deeply within you, to protect it, and keep it secret and…
Author: A. N. Devers
Published: Feb. 28, 2015
Length: 4 minutes (1056 words)
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